Australia's environmental legislation is complex. With the multiple levels of legislation across the nation and different state laws and different set of natural and economic parameters across different state, there are no single sources of law to address the complex conservation and resource use issues. Just at the Commonwealth level, there are over 70 laws dealing with environmental issues, and there are countless more in each State and Territory. Furthermore, the legislation in Australia pertaining to the environment and natural resources has undergone a drastic change in recent years, with new laws in all states—including laws that specifically address climate change. Therefore, it is complicated for organizations to comply with the relevant legislation.
This program provides you with the latest development of Australia’s state and local government environmental legislation that organization needs to stay abreast to tackle key practical issues, including emissions to air and water, environmental impact assessments, waste and other environmental issues in transactions. You will gain knowledge on the underlying principles of environmental compliance and how to build a proper framework that can safeguard your projects from breaching the environmental law. The program also explains which business activities draw attention or prosecuted by the legal authorities, and the degree of due diligence extended to prevent breaches or offences. Besides that, the program also highlights the different state laws across NSW, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia from planning law and pollution laws that regulate the infrastructure, urban design and property development in Australia. This program will also teach you how to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), as well as how such assessments can be implemented in different states. With a compliant EIA framework, you can then integrate the ISO 14001 standard's requirements into an organization-wide Environmental Management System (EMS) that will help your organization achieve its environmental goals.
At the end of the program, you should be able to master the fundamental principles that legally reinforce all environmental initiatives in Australia by having a proper compliance framework that align with all environmental legislation and policies and resolve conflicts concerning breaches of the law and environmental decision making.
After the program, you will be awarded with the Certification in Australia Environmental Law and Compliance that can be used in your professional credentials. This certification is industry-recognized with lifelong validity and will help you distinguish your skillsets and you have attained expertise and critical knowledge in Australia’s environmental compliance and environmental law.
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The Australian environment is under threat from climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution and resource extraction. The Federal Government has vowed to take any initiatives that can reduce any further impact to the environment and target to cut carbon emissions by 43% on 2005 level by 2030. Many legislation and policies have been implemented to tackle this worrying concern and many proposals based on the new national environmental standards will be introduced in the next reform.
Led by Suzanne Little, an award-winning Sustainability Consultant and environmental author, this program will help you to decipher the latest development of Australia environmental legislation that you are obliged to comply with and guide you to design a proper compliance framework to ensure your organization do not breach against the law and policies. This program will outline the significant laws that a typical organization needs to understand conducting its business activities lawfully. These include the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBCA), which is under critical review and the National Environment Protection Measures (NEPMs) that regulate physical harm to the natural environment. You will also learn both federal government and the difference state environmental laws for NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia and understand how the planning and pollution law regulate the infrastructure, urban design and property development in Australia. The program delineates what is beyond environmental compliance and identifies boundaries between the legislation, Australian Standards and rating schemes, while demystifying when these can become legal requirements.
Post completion of the program, you will be awarded with the Certification in Australia Environmental Law and Compliance that can be used in your professional credentials. This certification is industry-recognized with lifelong validity and will help you distinguish your skillsets and you have attained expertise and critical knowledge in Australia’s environmental compliance & law.
Suzanne Little is a sought-after sustainability consultant and also an award-winning environmental author with over 40 years of experience. Currently, she is Chair of a Community Consultative Committee for a NSW industry with an environmental protection licence under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997. This is an appointment on behalf of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Suzanne was a key member for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games where she served as the Environment Director and delivered Australia’s first sustainable development via the Olympic Coordination Authority. Sydney’s venues were the first Green Games in the world. In addition, she was appointed to several roles within government, such as being on the inaugural Board of the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority. She has drafted governance policies & procedures, and set frameworks for emerging environmental standards in building & development as a board member of National Standards Development Organisation (NSDO). Her role as the Vice President of EIANZ's Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) was influential in bringing about the Certified Environmental Practitioner scheme for Australia.
Suzanne is an influential environmental writer whose work has had a lasting impact on corporate culture, leading to the adoption of sustainable management practices at large organisations such as AGL, Vodafone Australia, SAI Global and many more. She has written three Environmental Impact Statements for major infrastructure projects, presented 35 conference papers, delivered three academic articles and published 23 professional magazine articles.
After successfully attending this program, you will be awarded with the Certification in Australia Environmental Law and Compliance that can be used in your resume, CV and other professional credentials. This certification is industry-recognized with lifelong validity. Globally demanded and recognized, this designation will help you distinguish your skillsets and show that you have attained expertise and critical knowledge in Environmental Compliance and Law. This program is developed by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications and the content of this program has been certified by CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional principals.
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